The Southeast Museum of Photography offers a variety of programs and educational courses for people of all ages, year round. Age limits and group sizes vary by program. For more information or to register for any of our programs contact us.


 Photo of a boy holding a camera raised to eye. He is standing in front of a white backdrop with the words "Digital Photo Academy stamped on the upper right side of the image.

- selected works on exhibit -

july 27 - december 17, 2018

This two-week, intensive digital photography program places an emphasis upon learning fundamental skills, enhancing perceptual abilities and building a beginner's portfolio. Students are introduced to a wide range of photographic styles.

Participants complete the program with a portfolio, and their best images are included in an exhibition in the museum's Youth Gallery Space. Space is limited so sign up today! Geared for ages 14-17 years.


Interested in seeing what it's all about? Check out highlights from summer 2018:

Click here to view highlights and gallery images!

community education workshops - fall 2018

select saturdays, 9:30am - 4:30pm

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The Southeast Museum of Photography offers a number of seminars and workshops designed for adults of all ages and skill levels. These workshops are for individuals who wish to learn more about photography, but may not necessarily wish to pursue it as a career.

Workshops can include topics such as the preservation of family photographs, archiving and cataloging, basic digital camera operations and composition techniques, and even intermediate to advanced lighting and editing techniques.Due to limited space, advance registration and payment is required.

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The Southeast Museum of Photography is pleased to offer a new series of art classes at no cost to our local veterans.  Veterans will be provided with free art materials, and classes are structured so that with each new concept or medium to explore, participants will create and finish a complete work of art by the end of each session. These small-group sessions, ten in total, will allow veterans to meet and learn from professional artists, to discover and cultivate their own talents, and to transform their experiences through the thoughtful and therapeutic form of self-expression. 

Classes start on Thursday, February 15, 2018 and continue through November, meeting once a month on selected Thursdays (and some Saturdays) from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Participants will meet at the Southeast Museum of Photography, located at 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114. These classes are open to all veterans in the county, but registration is limited.

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Family photo fun days!

free - "making memories" activity

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2018 - 1:00 - 3:00pm

Family Photo Fun Days feature free activities designed for children ages 6-13 accompanied by a parent or guardian. Come visit the museum and explore new ways of seeing and creating!

Due to limited space, pre-registration is required at least 24 hours in advance.

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 Two young girls in a ballroom smiling and facing the camera, one is holding a balloon.


monday, november 19, 2018 - 6:00PM - 8:00PM

  The Moon in H-Alpha  © Peter Edman

The Moon in H-Alpha © Peter Edman

This program gives teens an opportunity to photograph as a group while receiving feedback and advice on camera exposure, composition techniques and troubleshooting on location. There is no charge for this program, but participants are expected to bring their own cameras and arrange for their own transportation. Spaces are limited, so registration is required in advance along with a completed off-campus field trip form.

Registration for this event is now open!

Call (386) 506-4569 for more details or email to register!




This evening will be hosted by Dr. Jason Aufdenberg and Dr. Peter Erdman, both professors of Physics and Astronomy at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Students will be introduced to the university’s new astronomical observatory, which houses the Physics and Astronomy Lab, the Observatory Control Room, and the Observatory Workshop.  Learn how research is conducted, and how unique imagery is recorded utilizing the university’s 1-meter telescope, along with other cameras and support instrumentation. Dr. Peter Erdman will be sharing a selection of his photographic works, and explaining the special considerations and technical challenges inherent in astrophotography.

Meets at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, College of Arts and Sciences - Building 419

Art Speaks: voices from the community

thursday, december 6, 2018 - 5:00-6:30pm

This lecture series is designed to engage the community—especially young and emerging artists—by presenting a wide array of guest speakers and professional photographers to the public. 

Through a blend of artist talks, demonstrations, slideshows and even workshops, this program offers audiences the opportunity to learn about—and discuss in detail—aspects of photography, image-making and potential career opportunities.

Not only is this a supportive learning experience, but also a platform to recognize and celebrate the incredible talent in our local community.

  M51 Whirlpool Galaxy  © NASA

M51 Whirlpool Galaxy © NASA


guest speaker: skip westphal

thursday, december 6, 2018 - 5:00-6:30pm

Skip Westphal, a retired digital imaging and photo technician, spent nearly 18 years working in the photo lab at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Maryland.

Along with the rest of the scientific staff, he helped process and produce imaging from the Hubble Space Telescope for the Space Telescope Science Institute and NASA. He will recount his experiences and share his knowledge about the early years of the Hubble Space Telescope, as well as his duties in preparing images for recording on 35mm and 4x5 inch films, or for large format printing for scientific conferences and public outreach initiatives.